31 missing Gorkha monastery kids found

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jun 20, 2015-

Thirty-one children from Lho Monastery of Gorkha, who along with 184 others were reported missing after the April 25 earthquake, have come into contact, the Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB) has said.

Namuna Bhusal, CCWB programme officer, said children were brought to Kathmandu on Friday and put up in a shelter home in Thankot. “Some children were brought by their parents while others were traced by our district officers,” said Bhusal.

The Kathmandu District Administration Office said that all the 31 children are safe and sound.

“The children are in good hands and they are being taken very good care of,” said Ek Narayan Aryal, the chief district officer of Kathmandu.   

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that out of the 175 children that had been rescued in three different phases after the earthquake, 59 had been brought to Kathmandu legally, under the supervision of the women development officer of Gorkha, Sita Adhikari.

“I had brought 59 children from the monastery with me after completing all legal procedures more than a week ago,” said Adhikari.

Since the earthquake, police have rescued 337 children from Dhading, Dolakha, Kavre, Okhaldhunga, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Lamjung and Rukum districts. 

Published: 21-06-2015 08:07

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